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Gibbs Feels He Has 'Core Group' in Place

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Jan 16, 7:10 PM EST
    Gibbs Feels He Has 'Core Group' in Place

    By JOSEPH WHITE
    AP Sports Writer

    TIDBIT: ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins stuffed their belongings into huge plastic bags, exchanged hugs and phone numbers, took their physicals and attended one final round of meetings Monday before heading into the offseason.

    The ritual is the same every year, but this time most of the faces were bright and full of optimism. Buoyed by the team's first playoff run in six years, some players sounded as though they couldn't wait to return to work and help take the team even further next season.

    "We've really set ourselves up for a good stretch here," right tackle Jon Jansen said. "We've accomplished a lot this year. We set a good foundation, and that's something we can build on."

    Coach Joe Gibbs' message to the players was similarly upbeat. He said he wanted to keep his key players - unlike last year, when Antonio Pierce and Fred Smoot departed via free agency - and said the confidence gained from this season's success could lead to better things. He then met individually with most of the impending free agents, a list that includes two regular starters: safety Ryan Clark and tight end Robert Royal.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_REDSKINS_GIBBS?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=SPORTS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  2. kingwhicker

    kingwhicker BCRSA

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    Good, we get to look forward to the big oaf sitting there on draft day for the fourth or fifth year in a row predicting the Redskins will win the Super Bowl. What a jack.
  3. Gryphon

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    Taylor Jacobs is one of many Redskins at risk of getting cut this offseason.
    He just hasn't performed at the pro level and Washington needs wideout help badly. Other possible cut candidates include kicker John Hall and defensive backs Matt Bowen and Walt Harris.

    Jan. 17 - 9:42 am et
    Source: Washington Post
  4. kingwhicker

    kingwhicker BCRSA

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    Another great Spurrier pick.
  5. demdcowboys#1

    demdcowboys#1 New Member

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    Taylor Jacobs sucks, really bad
  6. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    Thats why they signed David Patten, but he got hurt.
  7. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    yep...it looks like Joe has it all under control.

    Redskins | Brunell could be option for restructuring
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:07:34 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell could be an option for a contract restructure to help the team get under the salary cap. He has a $4 million base salary in 2006.


    Redskins | Jansen could be option for restructuring
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:07:09 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins OT Jon Jansen could be an option for restructuring. He has a $4 million base salary in 2006.


    Redskins | Portis bonus could be modified
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:06:38 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis has a $3 million roster bonus. The team could elect to turn that into a signing bonus to help free some room under the salary cap.


    Redskins | Bowen's future unclear
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:06:21 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DB Matt Bowen's future with the team is unclear due to their salary cap situation entering the offseason.


    Redskins | Harris' future unclear
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:06:02 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins CB Walt Harris' future with the team is unclear due to their salary cap situation entering the offseason.


    Redskins | Hall's future unclear
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:05:44 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins PK John Hall's future with the team is unclear due to their salary cap situation entering the offseason.


    Redskins | Raymer's future unclear
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:05:27 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins OL Cory Raymer's future with the team is unclear due to their salary cap situation entering the offseason.


    Redskins | Jacobs' future unclear
    Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:05:07 -0800

    Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Taylor Jacobs' future with the team is unclear due to their salary cap situation entering the offseason.
  8. Gryphon

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    The Skins cap situation :According to the Wash Post, the Skins are $18M over the projected salary cap. The article, which outlines some of their options or getting under, is linked below. The idea of converting roster bonuses to signing bonuses is interesting (rather than the usual salary-to-bonus restructure).
  9. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    LaVar is also likely to restructure from what I have read recently.

    Another player that may be shown the door, Ade Jimoh.
  10. DipChit

    DipChit New Member

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    I'm sure all the SB losers over the last 7 years thought they prolly had a core group in place too. Nevermind 6 of them didnt even make it to .500 the following year. ;)

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